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Living Purposefully?

We all have one common purpose in life after receiving our salvation which is to win souls for Christ Acts 10:42. The way to get this done, The How? Is what differentiates each one of us. “We are all called By God to fulfill kingdom purpose on earth however, we are all different through our likes, desires, triggers, geographical locations etc.”

We know what we ought to do but the question we are often most plagued with is how we achieve The What?-Purpose!

In 2020 and beyond, we must live purposefully and be intentional about our relationship with God. What is that thing that has repeatedly nudged your heart but because of FEAR of the unknown and care about opinion of others you have not acted on it? Who do you have as an accountability partner and in your circle of friends? Do they challenge you to grow, inspire you or do they inhibit your growth?

Reassess that and apply wisdom, taking the necessary steps to keep a circle of Godly and healthy relationships. Rise above that spirit of fear because God has not given you a spirit of fear but of sound mind and boldness. Execute that idea and trust God to guide you as you step out in faith. Remember, we see and know in parts but our duty is to obey because therein lies our breakthrough. If God showed us the entire blueprint then, there will be no need to depend on him. So, we walk by faith; knowing that our obedience is a catalyst for growth and will spur God into action leading us in the path to follow and ultimately fulfilling his purpose.

I’ll like to share a few examples of men who lived by faith as described in the Bible. Abraham walked by faith and obeyed the instructions given to him by God and he obtained the promise as the father of many nations (Genesis 17:1-4, Romans 4:13). Gideon was chosen by God but didn’t feel equipped to fulfill his task (Judges 6:12-4, 7:13-15). However, God was intent on his purpose and gave him a slight purview to the heart of the people he had sent him up against; and it was only after that he boldly went in against them and overcame as God had promised. 

God is intent on his purpose that if he calls and appoints you, he will see you through to the very end but because he is also a God that changes not and his plans cannot be thwarted. If you choose not to heed to that call he will find a willing vessel to use. I know I want to do my Fathers will always and by his special grace I will always be available to answer to whatever he calls me to do and when he returns receive that crown of righteousness. My question for you is -Are you willing and ready?

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Walking in God’s purpose

Have you ever wandered if you’re doing what you ought to be doing?  Questioned your life choices such as career, relationships, ministry, purpose, actions/inactions? Are you in the right business or career? Is your intended spouse God’s perfect choice for you or are the relationships (platonic, business or intimate) you keep healthy? If so, then this post is for you.

Often in the course of our life’s journey, as humans we pause to reflect and reassess our lives. In doing so, one key question we need to ask which is pivotal to every other question and consequential action is – Am I walking in God’s will for my life? We could be very busy day in day out with activities and seemingly important things but if these are not in line with God’s will for you then we’ve only wasted our efforts and it all avails to nothing.

Have you seen or heard about instances where an individual works tirelessly at his or her job or in a relationship doing all the right things, but nothing ever seems to turn out right or there’s no inner peace or satisfaction? If you’re stuck in such a situation or know someone who is my advice will be to take some time off in prayers to seek God’s will concerning that matter. I tell you that whatever the reasons are for such feelings opening to God in prayer for direction will make all the difference in your life.

Romans 8:15 says Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires but those who live in accordance with the spirit have their minds set on what the spirit desires.  The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the spirt is life and peace. This is to say that when we are guided by the Holy Spirit in all our ways, we inevitably have an assurance of peace and God’s breathed life over that thing. That is not to say that there will be an absence of challenges, trials or setbacks but what you are assured of is no matter what happens because you are living/walking in accordance to God’s will for your life he will sustain you through it all. Though you fall, he will lift you up, though you are stuck in a rut he will give you a discerning spirit and guide you into the right decision.  Isaiah 30:27 encourages us that whether we turn to the right or left your ears will hear a voice behind you saying this is the way walk in it. One major sign you must look out for is peace! I have learnt that if my choices and lifestyle are in tune with God’s will I have inner peace. So, no matter the challenges I encounter, uncertainties, delays or setbacks I remain confident in my decisions and I am not swayed into fickle thoughts or options that give temporary gain. I set my eyes like a flint and focus on God because at the end of it all I want to please my father and by so doing inherit my crown of righteousness. Remember we live in a world and very perilous times where evil has become normalized and the right things made unpopular. That is one of the reasons the bible admonishes us not to be double minded but stable in our thinking and decisions and Revelation 3:15-16 further elaborates on this that I know your deeds, that you are neither hot nor cold and I wish you were either one or the other! But because you are lukewarm- I will spit you out of my mouth. Another word for this is reject you. 

Also know this, God is merciful and ever faithful. I write this to those who may see this, and wander has God abandoned me, is there no hope for me and am I doomed for eternal destruction because I have not been living in God’s will? My answer for you is NO!  If you’re reading this today, it means you are now exposed to the light and truth and there is an opportunity to make amends and start anew. A willing heart is all our father needs.  God takes no delight in seeing his children suffer or end up condemned (Ezekiel 18:23). In fact, his death on the cross was for us all to have access to him and live victorious lives on earth. 

Now that you’ve read this, I have some prayer points to share on how you can live victoriously walking in God’s divine purpose for you. God loves you like crazy!

PRAYER POINTS

1.       Lord teach me how to pray and hear from you. Romans 8:26-27; Psalm 37:4

2.       My strength may fail but you God you are the strength of my heart forever. Stir within my soul a zeal and unquenchable thirst for you as I desire to know more of you. Psalm 73:25-26

3.       Father guide me with your counsel, as you are always with me that I may receive my crown of Glory. Psalm 73:23-24

4.       Empty me Lord, that there will be all of you and none of you. always make my flesh submit to your will and create in me a hunger for things of the kingdom and not of the world.

5.       Father my hope is in you, guide me in your truth and teach me on the path to follow. Psalm 25:5

6.       Teach me to number my days that I will gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12

7.       Lord your instructions are my delight, give me a heart of discernment. Psalm 119:169-175

8.       Father give me wisdom that I may always live purposefully in your will. James 1:5

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